Snow ARTS Theme Sets the Day

CNY Arts Center’s plan for their first annual Arts Snow Day is taking shape with a growing list of Snow Arts activities in store. Scheduled for Jan 21 with or without snow, from 10-2pm at Fulton Alliance Church on Rte. 48S, a blizzard back-up day is set for Jan 28th.

Organizers of the children’s carnival are gearing up for a day of fun with a snowman bean bag toss, face painting, ice fishing, snowmen ring toss and more. Children can build a marshmallow snowman, make beaded snowflakes, step into a snowman backdrop and have their picture taken, design their own hot chocolate mug and more in a day that promises to be as much fun indoors as outdoors where a snow sculpture contest will also be held.

Storytellers to entertain children and their families have volunteered to keep the reading fun throughout the day. James Farfaglia, a local poet and children’s author will start the day with a poetry workshop for children. Danell Pribis will read next followed by CNY Arts Center Board Member Deana Michaels and her son Ryan who will read a selection of winter-themed stories. Maranatha and Natania Pribis will read original stories they have been creating and Jonell Wallace will close the day with stories from Fulton Public Library.

Families are encouraged to plan their snow sculpture – the best dressed Snowman family, a snow castle or whatever creative ideas emerge. Teams of five will have an hour and a half to deliver a masterpiece in the snow and compete for prizes. Age categories include 12 & under, 12-20, 21 and up, and families with any combination.

The fun all begins at 10am. General admission is free and includes art projects, storytelling and entertainment. Snow sculpture teams should register online at Children’s carnival tickets are available at the door.

For more information, visit the web site or call 598-8812.